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Oil Spill Environmental Forensics: Fingerprinting and Source Identification

By: Zhendi Wang(Author), Scott A Stout(Author)

1002 pages, 210 illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Feb 2007 | #163872 | ISBN-13: 9780123695239
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Oil Spill Environmental Forensics provides a complete view of the various forensic techniques used to identify the source of an oil spill into the environment. The forensic procedures described within represent various methods from scientists throughout the world. The authors explore which analytical and interpretative techniques are best suited for a particular oil spill project.

This handy reference also explores the use of these techniques in actual environmental oil spills. Famous incidents discussed include the Exxon Valdez incident in 1989 and the Guanabara Bay, Brazil 2000. The authors chronicle both the successes and failures of the techniques used for each of these events.

"Explored are the analytical and interpretative techniques best suited for a particular oil spill project. The book also examines the use of these techniques in actual environmental oil spills and chronicles the successes and failures of the techniques used for each of these events."
- Petroleum Review, February 2007



- Chemical Fingerprinting of Spilled or Discharged Petroleum Methods and Factors Affecting Petroleum Fingerprints in the Environment
- Spill Site Investigation in Environmental Forensic Investigation
- Petroleum Biomarker Fingerprinting for Oil Spill Characterization and Source Identification
- Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles for Source Identification
- Oil Spill Identification by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography (GCxGC)
- Application of Stable Isotope Ratios in Spilled Oil Identification
- Emerging CEN Methodology for Oil Spill Identification
- Advantages of Quantitative Chemical Fingerprinting in Oil Spill Identification
- A Multivariate Approach to Oil Hydrocarbon Fingerprinting and Spill Source Identification
- Chemical Heterogeneity of Marine Heavy Fuel Oils
- Biodegradation of Oil Hydrocarbons and Its Implications for Source Identification
- Identification of Hydrocarbons in Biological Samples for Source Determination
- Trajectory Modeling of Marine Oil Spills
- Oil Spill Remote Sensing : A Forensics Approach
- Advances in Forensic Techniques for Petroleum Hydrocarbons: The Exxon Valdez Experience
- Case Study: Oil Spills in the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia
- Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Sources in Guanabara Bay, Brazil

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Dr. Zhendi Wang is a senior research scientist and Head of Oil Spill Research of Environment Canada, working in the oil and toxic chemical spill research field. His specialties and research interests include: development of oil spill fingerprinting and tracing technology, environmental forensics of oil spill; oil properties, fate and behavior of oil and other hazardous organics in the environment; oil burn emission and products study; oil bioremediation; identification and characterization of oil hydrocarbons; and, spill treatment studies; applications of modern analytical techniques (such as GC, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS, SFE and SFC, and IC) to oil spill studies and other environmental science and technology. Dr. Wang has continually and extensively led and been involved in various scientific projects, technology transfer, and national and international cooperative researches with the total funding over 3 million dollars. He has authored over 270 academic publications including 72 peer-reviewed articles and 4 invited reviews in the most respected journals in the environmental science and chemistry, and 8 books and book chapters. The productivity, excellence and achievements of Dr. Wang have established him as a national and international leading authority on the topic. He has won a number of national and international scientific honours and awards. Wang is also a member of America Chemical Society (ACS), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), and the International Society of Environmental Forensics.

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